Union County Homes: Decluttering a Hall Closet

Decluttering a Hall Closet

We've been helping people sell their homes for years, and we've got lots of tricks and tips to make it easier for sellers to get their home ready. But no matter how many tricks and tips we have, it's still a lot of work preparing a home to sell. If you've been in your home a long time, it's even harder. 


We're soon to be empty nesters as Child #2 plans to move out this summer in pursuit of his life long dream job which requires residency in a different town. We don't need 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, a family room, and a home office any more. But boy oh boy do we have a lot of stuff! In this new video series, join us as we get our home ready to sell. In each video, we'll tackle one trouble spot in our home - removing clutter, making upgrades, and staging our home to make it easier to sell.


Here's the first video installment - our foyer closet. Do you have an entrance hall closet that is out of control? Ours was loaded with dozens of pairs of shoes and boots, jackets, umbrellas, wrapping paper, party supplies, and all kinds of junk. Here's how we streamlined it to make it ready for buyers to see.





~ Wayne & Jean 

Union County, NJ - a great place to live and work!

If you're looking to buy or sell a property in Union County, call us at 908-917-4189 or email TeamZuhl@gmail.com.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsWayne and Jean Marie Zuhl • July 09 2018 11:21AM


Good morning Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl,

Looks like you have your work cut out for you and your idea of videoing is a good one. Practicing what you preach!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

Good morning, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl (Jean Marie) it's easy for "stuff" to accumulate.... and I'm mindful of that ..... my OCD won't allow it.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 2 years ago

Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us, this is great information 

Have a great day.


Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) over 2 years ago

Hi Wayne and Jean... I declutter my closets twice each year come rain or shine! I find it very therapeutic.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Good morning Wayne and Jean. Closets are now clean and used well. We have relocated 3 times in the last 3 plus years and the first step was the worst after living in one place for 17 years. Downsizing has actually been a blast! Enjoy your experience.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Great advice whether you’re selling or not to keep the clutter under control. It’s a never ending battle. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate (Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC) over 2 years ago

Wayne and Jean,

Great advice and we are looking forward to your next de-cluttering session.  Recently before a biz trip, I noticed in my own closet many things that can be given away as I was looking for clothes to take.  Have a great week.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Good morning Wayne and Jean - Jean a really nice video.  We need to do this now as well.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Oh wow ... you have a real adventure ahead of you.  Selling the family home is exciting, but challenging.  Been there ... done that, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl.  First ... congrats on the decision and best of luck to you on completing this new adventure together.  Secondly, a HUGE tip from someone that's done this ... declutter and get rid of even more than you think you need to.  There's less to move ... and you'll be happy you did ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 2 years ago

Hello Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, great job with the video. Decluttering is a must in every home whether selling or not. Wishing you all the best in the upcoming weeks/months, looking forward to your next video.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

Wayne & Jean, potential buyers do look in closets and drawers, and always wise to have it looking organized and clean.  Great post.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

Hi Jean - I think that your video finally got me started on our home.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

I love your video! You are a brave soul to let people see inside your house. I love the feature that allows you to fast forward, not sure what that is called. But I have to say, you opened at least two umbrellas inside your house. My mother would say that is bad luck and you'd be in trouble, young lady! LOL

Love the outtakes as well. Good job!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Wow I just had to come over and see your first video.  I think you're on to somthing here - awesome idea. And love the end product! Happy Selling!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 2 years ago